Sunday, April 29, 2012

Toby Hemenway Permaculture talk

permacultureplanet.com Toby Hemenway - How Permaculture Can Save Humanity and the Earth, but Not Civilization. A one-hour lecture by permaculture designer and teacher Toby Hemenway, author of Gaia's Garden.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luGKbMMQzug&feature=youtube_gdat

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

FMH

permacultureplanet.com Controversial machinima video featuring Bill Mollison. True story or tall tale? Described by film-maker AstralJester as a "parable of enough", it highlights the global issue of exploitation and abuse of those with less than enough to feed the desires of those with more than enough. You may not know this but in Bangladesh alot of people are starving, and when they get close to death they secrete a hormone called FMH. It's called Fat Mobilisation Hormone, and it lifts the fat out of the bone marrow. It's the last act before death of starvation. Now, there's a little team of doctors, about 30 of them, mostly American some Australian, running around collecting their urine, if you're close enough to death, and out of the urine they get FMH. They bring it back to America and Australia and they inject it into fat ladies to make them a bit thinner, and they make alot of money doing it. Now, I have a better idea and we can set this up: We have a trip to Bangladesh for overweight ladies, and we'll get quite low prices, and of course we don't feed them, and we fly them to Bangladesh, and we tip them all out, and we load up twice as many really thin ladies, and so we fly all them back to Australia and America. Now, when they've fattened up half way but are not yet obese, the fat ones are down to where they're not starving but they're no longer obese, and we fly them all home again. And I think that's better than having to kill someone just to get the hormone ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WyYlX7SslY&feature=youtube_gdat

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New Permaculture Books 2012

Two new permaculture book releases for 2012 : People and Permaculture - caring for ourselves, each other, and the planet by Looby Macnamara. Permaculture Design - a step-by-step guide by Aranya. In this short video, both authors are talking to Maddy Harland the co-founder of the books' publisher Permanent Publications. www.permanent-publications.co.uk www.permaculture.co.uk Both Looby Macnamara and Aranya are well respected permaculture designers and teachers in Britain, and they operate many permaculture courses throughout the year. Please visit the designed visions website to find out more : www.designedvisions.com These books and more are available to purchase at : www.green-shopping.co.uk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiATEPkjjoA&feature=youtube_gdat

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

Intensive Rice growing in Cambodia

In Khmer language with English subtitles. A presentation of intensive rice growing (SRI) in Cambodia. This method differs from typical agricultural rice growing and involves many permaculture techniques. For more information about intensive rice growing in Cambodia please visit the CEDAC website : www.cedac.org.kh Get involved with permaculture worldwide : permacultureplanet.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSbX2WXmuCM&feature=youtube_gdat

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Djanbung Permaculture Food Forest with Robyn Francis

www.permacultureplanet.com Permaculture designer and teacher Robyn Francis explains the concepts of a permaculture food forest at Djanbung Gardens, a 5 year old food forest in Nimbin, Australia. This video was recorded in 1998. For more information about Djanbung Gardens, including permaculture courses, please visit the website permaculture.com.au
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHAp8N7mFmU&feature=youtube_gdat

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Prime-Time Permaculture

www.permacultureplanet.com Short permaculture clip from prime-time British TV. Tim and Maddy Harland explain how they have designed and planted a permaculture garden that is both a wildlife sanctuary and an abundant forest garden. The Sustainability Centre in Hampshire aims to educate, enable and inspire people from all walks of life to make positive changes to the way they live and work. To find out more please visit the Centre's website : sustainability-centre.org The Sustainability Centre also houses Permanent Publications : www.permanent-publications.co.uk Recommended recent releases can be found here : www.designedvisions.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtkEjxH5phw&feature=youtube_gdat

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Designs on the Roof of the World

A presentation at the UK Permaculture Convergence 2010 by permaculture designer and teacher Chris Evans. The presentation features inspirational pictures and stories from the decades of permaculture work Chris has done and inspired in Nepal. Produced by the Permaculture Association and uploaded by kind permission of Chris Evans. For more information about the work of Chris Evans in Nepal please visit the Himalayan Permaculture Centre website : www.himalayanpermaculture.com Chris is a partner in Spirals of Abundance www.spiralsofabundance.com and, together with Jakob Jespersen, wrote The Farmer's Handbook, which is free to download : www.designedvisions.com That page also contains two new recommended permaculture book publications, and you can find out more about permaculture design and education in the Britain on the site. and/or the Permaculture Association website : www.permaculture.org.uk Keep up to date with permaculture news from all around the world at www.permacultureplanet.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GomvzTNdug8&feature=youtube_gdat

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

ThunderBox

ThunderBox - the mobile compost toilet. For more info please visit: www.thunderboxes2go.co.uk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp0klwQXDmk&feature=youtube_gdat

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Compost Heated Shower

www.permacultureplanet.com Inspired by Jean Pain, here is a short demonstration by Darren Doherty on how to build a compost powered hot shower. For more information please visit; http

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxHm9AYOAG4&feature=youtube_gdat

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Jean Pain - The power of compost

www.permacultureplanet.com Jean Pain (1930 - 1981) was a French innovator who developed a compost based bioenergy system that produced 100% of his energy needs. He heated water to 60 degrees celsius at a rate of 4 litres a minute which he used for washing and heating. He also distilled enough methane to run an electricity generator, cooking elements, and power his truck. This method of creating usable energy from composting materials has come to be known as Jean Pain Composting, or the Jean Pain Method.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVCaczil4W4&feature=youtube_gdat

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